Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jan 4, 2010

2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review

Over 400 posts and 1.3 million page views later, TwistedSifter has completed an incredible inaugural year. To herald the year to come, let’s look back at the year that was, and reminisce about some of the most popular posts from 2009. Before we delve deeper, I want to thank the readers of this site for…

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Dec 30, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 30, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 30, 2009

IN RUST WE TRUST Photograph by bartvandamme via ArchDaily Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’

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Dec 26, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 26, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 26, 2009

WHAT A RUSH Eighteen floodgates are opened at the Three Gorges dam, 22 July 2007 in Yichang, in central China’s Hubei province, to release flood waters approaching the warning level line. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) via The Big Picture Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE…

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Dec 14, 2009

What Happens When a Punk Rocker Designs a Desert Home?

What Happens When a Punk Rocker Designs a Desert Home?

Rosa Muerta happens. An all black, open-concept mind-trip available to rent for those looking for something different. The layout is dead simple: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room (with a fire pit and foot spa), all black of course. You’re exposed to the elements and a short jaunt from Joshua Tree National Park. At $200/night,…

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Dec 10, 2009

Picture of the Day – Get Your Swerve On

Picture of the Day – Get Your Swerve On

GET YOUR SWERVE ON Photograph by Giorgio Ghezzi on Flickr The Atlantic Road was opened in 1989 and is now toll-free. Chosen as “Norway’s construction of the century” in 2005, the 8.72-kilometre (5.4 miles) long road links together small coastal communities. via Giorgio Ghezzi on Flickr SEE…

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Dec 1, 2009

Canopy Living: The Ultimate Tree House

Canopy Living: The Ultimate Tree House

There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living…

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Nov 26, 2009

Serenity Now: The Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave

Serenity Now: The Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave

Feeling more like a secluded retreat than an office building, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave radiates with tranquility. Perched on a steep slope above the sea, Punta Nave houses the Italian headquarters of world-renowned architect, Renzo Piano (*awesome name alert*). Composed of a system of glass terraces gradually sloping towards the sea,…

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